The result has borne this out and Scotland is now certain of a referendum on independence. This Stunning National Party has been given a clear mandate by the people of Scotland. Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon are well pleased with this outcome which Alex describes as "historic" and which Nicola describes as "stunning".
This blog also predicted a successful result for the Labour Party in Wales. Plaid Cymru failed to make further inroads into the Labour heartland and the party is losing seats in the Assembly. The Welsh people have yet to be inspired and given the bold vision that Alex Salmond has succeeded in giving to the Scottish people. There will be questions about the leadership issue, as Plaid must change its direction and strategy if it is to emulate the success of its sister party in Scotland. It needs to develop the dynamism and positive nature that is all too obvious in the SNP approach to politics.
Wales: Plaid will fail in its bid to overtake Labour and Carwyn Jones and Labour will form the majority party and govern alone.....
N. Ireland: Once again Sinn Fein and the DUP will gain the majority of votes for Stormont with a good showing by the SDLP and the peace process will continue but with growing support for unification.